Register to receive our newsletter and join in the conversation on our message boards!
REGISTER NOW

About Us

Connecting Africa is the premier online community dedicated to tackling the immense scope of the African digital landscape. Connecting Africa offers a comprehensive, informed and nuanced understanding of the region's communications networking and ICT sector and the commercial opportunities such insight can afford. Connecting Africa's readers include decision makers from across the entire communications technology ecosystem that are either based in Africa, conducting business with African enterprises or seeking to learn more about one of the communications industry's growth hot-spots.

Connecting Africa is produced in association with Informa Tech's hugely successful and market-leading AfricaCom event (tmt.knect365.com/africacom/), the continent's most important and best-attended communications networking and ICT event, which takes place in Cape Town each November. Connecting Africa brings AfricaCom delegates, and those from the wider tech and telco industries, together in a dedicated online environment that is 'always on'.

Key topics covered by the Connecting Africa editorial team and its contributors include:

  • The evolution of mobile networking, including developments in 3G and 4G as well as the emergence of 5G

  • The growth of cloud services and introduction of virtualization

  • The impact of emerging technologies such as IoT, artificial intelligence, enhanced analytics, blockchain and cybersecurity

  • Cutting-edge developments in the fintech sector

  • The introduction and business case for digital entertainment

  • Digital inclusion and gender equality

    Meet the Editor
    Paula Gilbert joined Connecting Africa as Editor on June 1, 2019. The Johannesburg-based journalist previously worked as a TV producer and reporter for business television channels Bloomberg TV Africa and CNBC Africa, and started her career at a small radio news agency in Cape Town. She has been reporting on key developments in Africa's telecoms and ICT sectors for more than four years and prior to joining Connecting Africa was the telecoms editor at online publication, ITWeb. She can be reached at gilbert@connectingafrica.com

    Connecting Africa editor Paula Gilbert.
    Connecting Africa editor Paula Gilbert.

  • Latest Articles
    The Mazars Mobile Payments Index ranks Kenya highest out of four African countries according to the mobile financial services opportunities in the country, while South Africa ranks lowest.
    South African IT services firm EOH has blacklisted 50 enterprise development business partners implicated in suspect payments.
    The Kenyan mobile money service has been ranked the ninth most influential project in the world over the last five decades by the Project Management Institute.
    Ride-hailing app Bolt plans to increase its reach from over 40 African cities to 75 by the end of 2019.
    The shortlist of the startups in the running for AfricaCom's AHUB Pitch & Win competition.
    AfricaCom Perspectives
    The shortlist has been announced of five innovative companies which are in the running for the AfricaCom's AHUB Pitch & Win 2019 competition, in partnership with GSMA.
    Given the size of the contribution the mobile industry makes to the sub-Saharan African economy, it could be argued that the region's businesses and enterprises have more at stake in the ...
    Underpinned by its socio-economic transformation, Africa is narrowing the gap in technological and digital divides. This, for the most part, will be driven by its highly-adaptive and ...
    All AfricaCom Perspectives
    Webinars
    ARCHIVED
    Tuesday, October 8, 2019
    01:00 PM South Africa Standard Time

    The introduction of 4G mobile broadband services across Africa has been transformative for individual users, businesses and economies, as well as the continent's mobile operators, but now the world is getting excited about the potential of 5G.

    This webinar looks at the evolving role of 4G across Africa and how 5G will play a role in the development of digital, connected economies.

    This webinar is part of the Connecting Africa Digital Series, which is produced in association with AfricaCom.

    REGISTER HERE

    Information Resources
    All resources
    Upcoming Live Events
    November 12-14, 2019, CTICC, South Africa
    All Upcoming Live Events
    Video
    Connecting Africa editor Paula Gilbert discusses the key trends in Africa's ICT sector, including the fourth industrial revolution and digital ...
    AfricaCom TV caught up with Herman Singh, MTN's Group Chief Digital Officer, during the 20th anniversary event. Singh discussed the role of mobile ...
    What are the hallmarks of a successful African broadcaster, how can the industry remain sustainable in the long term and what does the future hold ...
    A top class panel of industry specialists gathered at the 20th anniversary launch of AfricaCom in July to discuss the impact of mobile ...
    THE PLACE TO SHAPE AFRICA'S DIGITAL FUTURE. Anyone who's anyone in African telecoms and technology will be at AfricaCom 2017, 7-9 November, at the ...
    All Videos
    Partner Perspectives - from our sponsors
    South Africa Leads the World in Demand for Constant Connectivity
    By Steve McCaffery, President, International Sales & Managing Director IBO, Arris
    Connecting Africa to the Digital World
    By António Nunes, CEO, Angola Cables
    Innovation Key to Fan Engagement
    By Robert Klein, CEO, Bundesliga International
    Success Factors for Digital Transformation
    By Dr. Volker Rieger, for Detecon
    All Partner Perspectives
    Flash Poll
    Sponsored Video
    Avanti Country Manager and Sales Director for Southern Africa, Brenden Pronk, discusses the latest development at Avanti and calls for the ...
    Parallel Wireless's Christoph Fitih shared how the company's 2G/3G/4G/5G software-enabled Open Network solution is helping telcos in Africa deploy ...
    This new video will inspire companies to reimagine their business for success in a world where connectivity is more than a commodity. Sponsored Video
    SPONSORED VIDEO: Kontron's Luc-Yves Pagal Vinette discusses software-defined networking (SDN) in developing markets and how Kontron is ...
    All Videos
    like us on facebook
    Connecting Africa
    About Us     Contact Us     Help     Register     Twitter     Facebook     RSS
    Copyright © 2019 Light Reading, part of Informa Tech,
    a division of Informa PLC. All rights reserved.
    Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms of Use
    in partnership with